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From high-end wine tastings, to book launches for Australia’s most significant political authors - events at the National Press Club always make news.

Our program of speciality events has something for everyone. Enjoy the Club with friends and family, celebrate special occasions or simply enjoy an evening out together as you participate in masterclasses, live music and one-of-a-kind experiences. 

Upcoming Events

Liam Budge

Smooth and soulful vocalist

Happy Hour 5pm - 6:30pm

Oyster Bar 5pm - 7pm

Date: Thursday 2 DecemberTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Annual General Meeting

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Members are advised that the 58th Annual Meeting of National Press Club of Australia Incorporated will be held on FRIDAY 3 December 2021 at 12:30 PM at the National Press Club, 16 National Circuit, Barton, A.C.T.

Read the 2021 Annual Report and Financial Statements

AGENDA

  1. Confirmation of the minutes of the last annual general meeting.
  1. To receive from the Directors, reports on the activities of the Club during the last preceding club year;
  1. To consider and if thought fit, adopt as an ordinary resolution the Annual Financial Report, Directors Report & Auditors Report for the year ended June 30 2020;
  1. Declaration of the results of the election of office bearers and board members of the club;
  1. The appointment of auditors;
  1. The consideration, and, as the case may be, adoption of ordinary or special resolutions, of which proper notice has been given:
  1. General Business

 

ELECTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

There are Five (5) board member positions available.

 The club has received Eleven (11) nominations for the five (5) available positions.

 A list of candidates in order by  random selection is set out below:

  •  Misha Schubert
  • Steve Lewis
  • Michael Keating
  • James Goodwin
  • Julie Hare
  • Sue Dunlevy
  • Dana Daniel ( nee McCauley)
  • Anna Henderson
  • Karen Barlow
  • Tim Shaw
  • James Glenday  

 

To view candidate statements – click here

Accordingly, there will be a ballot conducted by the ACT Electoral Commission (AEC).

 Eligible voting members will be advised that they can vote either online or cast a paper ballot. The AEC will email financial voting members directly.

 Members who do not wish to vote online may request a  paper ballot from the returning officer.

 The AEC will use the Robson rotation method to determine the order of the ballot.

 Candidate statements will be attached to the voting instructions and are available here.

 

TIMETABLE

 Thursday 11 November 2021              -   Members preliminary notice to advise that a ballot will held

 Monday  10am 15 November 2021  - Polls open via a “call for voting email” and voting instruction from the AEC .

 Thursday  5pm  2  December  2021 –  Polls close.

 Friday      12:30 3 December 2021 –    AGM and declaration of the poll

 

There will be reminder emails forwarded to members during the polling period.

The method of counting votes shall be optional preferential.

  

OPTIONAL PREFERENTIAL VOTING

 Your vote is counted according to the preferences indicated on your ballot. First preference (number 1) votes are counted first, and then your later preferences, (Numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. ) are then counted.

 To be certain of election, a candidate must obtain a set proportion (or quota) of the votes.

 Any candidate whose votes equal or exceed a quota is elected.

 The quota for the director position is one-sixth plus one (1) of the valid votes cast.

 •         A candidate may reach the quota simply by receiving first preference

(Number 1) votes, or by receiving a combination of first preference votes and votes transferred from other candidates who have been elected or excluded.

 •         If a candidate has more votes than the quota and not all vacancies have been filled, the surplus votes of that candidate are distributed to other candidates according to the preferences indicated on those ballot papers.

 •         If, after all the surplus votes have been distributed, vacancies remain to be filled, the candidate with the fewest total votes is “excluded” and his or her ballot papers are distributed to continuing candidates according to the preferences shown by voters.

 After ballot papers are distributed from an excluded candidate, the total votes for each continuing candidate are recalculated to determine whether any candidate has now received votes equal to or greater than the quota. The process of distributing surplus votes from elected candidates and excluding the candidate with the fewest votes continues until all vacancies are filled.

 

 

Date: Friday 3 DecemberLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Leisa Keen & John Mackey

Canberra’s queen of song with the saxophone supremo.

Happy Hour 5pm - 6:30pm

Oyster Bar 5pm - 7pm

Live music 6pm - 8:30pm

Date: Friday 3 DecemberTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Llewellyn Osbourne

Virtuosic jazz violin.

Happy Hour 5pm - 6:30pm

Oyster Bar 5pm - 7pm

 

Date: Thursday 9 DecemberTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Lillian Albazi

Outstanding vocalist who has just launched her new album.

Happy Hour 5pm - 6:30pm

Oyster Bar 5pm - 7pm

Live music 6pm - 8:30pm

Date: Friday 10 DecemberTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Local Gin Brunch

Book your table now at our Local Gin Brunch!

Featuring producers from Canberra and the region, including Big River Distillery, Underground Spirits, Clark Beverages, Antipodes Gin, and Wild Brumby Distillery. 

Limited tickets available: $100 members, $120 non-members

Saturday 11 December, 11am

National Press Club Lounge Bar

Menu

Date: Saturday 11 DecemberTime: 11am start, approx. 3 hoursLocation: The National Press Club of Australia, Lounge Bar

Greg Stott & Wayne Kelly

Kelly is a Canberra piano legend.

Happy Hour 5pm - 6:30pm

Oyster Bar 5pm - 7pm

Live music 6pm - 8:30pm

Date: Thursday 16 DecemberTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Wayne Kelly Trio

The hardest swinging trio in Canberra.

Happy Hour 5pm - 6:30pm

Oyster Bar 5pm - 7pm

Live music 6pm - 8:30pm

Date: Friday 17 DecemberTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Greg Stott Trio

 Swinging & grooving stylings of jazz & contemporary tunes.

Happy Hour 5pm - 6:30pm

Oyster Bar 5pm - 7pm

 

Date: Thursday 23 DecemberTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Christmas Day Lunch

Join us for Christmas lunch at the National Press Club of Australia!

SATURDAY 25 DECEMBER 2021 | CLUB LOUNGE

includes A VISIT FROM SANTA | CHRISTMAS GIFTS

4 COURSE SET MENU: 

$220 Members 

$250 Non-Members

$120 Children 11–17 years including soft drinks

$60 2–10 YEARS (3 Course Set Menu including soft drinks)

 

Three sessions available: 12pm, 12:30pm or 1pm

Private rooms also available for hire

Date: Saturday 25 DecemberTime: From 12pmLocation: Club Lounge, The National Press Club of Australia

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